Collaborative Pastoral Plan


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Collaborative Vision:

We aspire to be a community centered on the Eucharist, where parishioners are growing as disciples of Christ, and are intentional about the mission of evangelization. We will be an unwavering beacon of faith, hope and love so that others are drawn to be living witnesses of Christ’s love. The exercise of our faith in Christ will manifest itself in righteous action and good works. We will establish a unified collaborative, where all are welcomed into an inclusive parish experience anchored by our common faith in Jesus. 

Priorities and Goals 

Setting the world on fire with our faith, love and service to others.

Priority 1- Lifelong Faith Formation:

Seek opportunities to deepen lifelong faith and foster discipleship.

Goal 1: Implement two different adult faith formation events annually to grow parishioners’ faith and advance 100 adults in their faith journey by June 30, 2021.

Goal 2: Strengthen, support and collaborate with parents, as the first teachers of the faith and models of discipleship, through a coordinated plan of education and outreach by June 30, 2021.

Priority 2- Sunday Experience:  

Direct our efforts to the Sunday experience so that the entire Eucharistic celebration invites parishioners into a deeper encounter with God.

Goal 3: By enhancing the experience of parishioners attending weekend Masses, we will increase overall Mass attendance in the Collaborative from an average of 821 to 966, an increase of 145 total Mass attendees within the Collaborative by June 30, 2021. 

Priority 3- Good Works:

Recognizing that the work of the Church is to “bring all people into relationship with God, while also to transform and sanctify the society in which we live (U.S. Catholic bishops, Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization)”, we will strive to…

Goal 4:  Increase the number of families engaged in service by 10-20 families by June 1, 2020.

“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Priority 4-Vocations:

Promote a culture of vocations to the diocesan priesthood, religious life and marriage.

Goal 5:  Advance vocations to the priesthood as well as encourage the discernment of all vocations by providing 2-3 vocation awareness initiatives annually for parishioners by June 30, 2021.

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Purpose of the Collaborative Writing Team: 

Given the task of evaluating the current needs of the Collaborative, fostering a sense of unity and community, and promoting Christ-centered enrichment, the writing team seeks objective attainable goals for a future way forward together as a community of faith.

Last spring, Resurrection and St. Paul participated in a national study of dynamic parishes conducted by the Catholic Leadership Institute. We would like to thank all who took the time to participate in the Disciple Maker Index Survey. Many of the questions in the survey provide specific areas that we can focus on so that we build on our strengths, identify our weaknesses and establish goals to create the parish we all desire to be a part of. Over the coming weeks we will be sharing some of these strengths and opportunities for growth. We are eager to hear your thoughts as this will help inform our decisions as we move forward in the creation of smart goals as part of our collaborative 3-year plan.


Chris Davidson

Mark Ryan

Mary Kerrigan

Steve Sypek

Jane McGrath

Rob Shusterman

Marianne Menesale

Jack Sullivan

Rev. Tom Nestor

Jane Wisleder

Elizabeth Reardon



Any questions or comments regarding the Pastoral Plan, feel free to email or call Elizabeth Reardon or Rev. Tom Nestor at (781) 749-0587 or speak with any of the committee members listed above.


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